No Fear, No Die
S’en fout, la mort
Claire Denis sets her moody second feature amid the subterranean world of cockfighting.
France-West Germany 1990
Dir Claire Denis
With Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Solveig Dommartin
Inspired by her reading of Frantz Fanon, and filming with a gritty, Pialat-influenced realism, Claire Denis set her moody second feature amid the subterranean world of cockfighting. Descas and De Bankolé play two Beninese immigrants training a rooster for a fight in the Paris suburbs, whose bond strains under the pressure of life as outsiders in a white world.